With the November 6, 2012 General Election just five weeks away, voters are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the ballot content before casting their vote.
The upcoming election consists of candidate races at all levels of government, 11 state constitutional amendments, one school board question, and 10 County questions. In addition, 17 municipalities have contests on the ballot.
Since this ballot is a lengthy one, voters should prepare in advance by viewing their voter-specific customized sample ballot available on the Elections Department's website. By entering minimal voter information, voters can quickly view a sample ballot containing exactly what they are eligible to vote on.
This gives voters the opportunity to make their decisions prior to voting, thereby expediting their voting experience.
"Due to length of the ballot, I encourage registered voters to be Election Ready. So, whether they vote early, by absentee or on Election Day, it will be a faster and more efficient process if they take the opportunity to review their sample ballot ahead of time," said Supervisor of Elections Penelope Townsley. "I would even suggest printing the sample ballot and having it handy while they vote."
Please visit www.miamidade.gov/elections/regist-status.asp to view a customized sample ballot.